Heterochromatin and histone modifications in the germline-restricted chromosome of the zebra finch undergoing elimination during spermatogenesis

@article{Goday2010HeterochromatinAH,
  title={Heterochromatin and histone modifications in the germline-restricted chromosome of the zebra finch undergoing elimination during spermatogenesis},
  author={Clara Goday and Mar{\'i}a In{\'e}s Pigozzi},
  journal={Chromosoma},
  year={2010},
  volume={119},
  pages={325-336}
}
In the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) a germline-restricted chromosome (GRC) is regularly present in males and females. While the GRC is euchromatic in oocytes, in spermatocytes this chromosome is cytologically seen as entirely heterochromatic and presumably inactive. At the end of male meiosis, the GRC is eliminated from the nucleus. By… CONTINUE READING